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The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up the funniest, most ridiculous camp comedies.

This list contains information on the best campy comedy movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best campy comedy films come in many forms. Some good campy comedies are big, bold, and full of funny while other good campy comedy movies are unintentional in their hilarity. Many of the best campy comedy movies were directed by John Waters.

What films will you find on this top campy comedy movies list? Hairspray has to be near the top. This film finds misfit teen Tracy Turnblad – played by Ricky Lake – using her newfound celebrity to help promote desegregation. A play and remake were created based on the movie's campy charm. Young Frankenstein is another hilarious and campy film.

Showgirls, starring Elizabeth Berkley, started off as a drama, but its over the top camp turned it into a comedy. Other good films featured on this best camp comedy movies list include Cry Baby, Clue, and Some Like It Hot.

Which campy comedy film do you like the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good movies we may have missed.

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Howard the Duck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson
Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...more
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In & Out is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck
In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more
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Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman
Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was ...more
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Supergirl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Faye Dunaway, Peter O'Toole, Mia Farrow
Supergirl is a 1984 British superhero film directed by Jeannot Szwarc. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and is a spin-off to Alexander and Ilya Salkind's Superman film ...more
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The Great Race is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis
The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more
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The Wiz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The ...more
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Brewster's Millions is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis
Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, ...more
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The Man with Two Brains is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek
The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe, the film ...more
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Down with Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan
Down with Love is a 2003 romantic comedy film. It was directed by Peyton Reed and stars Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and David Hyde Pierce. The story follows a woman who ...more
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The Ritz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Jerry Stiller, Rita Moreno, Abraham Murphy
The Ritz is a 1976 American film directed by Richard Lester based on the play of the same name by Terrence McNally. Actress Rita Moreno, who had won a Tony Award for her performance as Googie ...more
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Hollywood Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Damon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Robert Townsend
Hollywood Shuffle is a 1987 satirical comedy film about the racial stereotypes of African Americans in film and television. The film tracks the attempts of Bobby Taylor to become a successful ...more
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Wicked Stepmother is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Bette Davis, Barbara Carrera, Colleen Camp
Wicked Stepmother is a 1989 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen. It is best known for being the last film of Bette Davis, who withdrew from the project after ...more
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Soul Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Campy Comedy Movies, Ranked
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Earl Jones, Leslie Nielsen
Soul Man is a 1986 comedy film about a man who undergoes racial transformation with pills to qualify for a black-only scholarship at Harvard Law School. The movie was directed by Steve Miner and ...more